We hope you enjoyed the pool this summer, and we look forward to seeing you back in Spring 2021!

Please download, print, sign, and submit upon entry to the pool. (Please do not email the waiver to us.)
 

Norwood Swim Club will begin a limited re-opening of the club under Modified Phase 1 of the Governor’s Safe Start plan (see below for reference). 

  1. Current opening date will be June 22 as allowed for in Modified Phase 1.

  2. Adjusted Family Membership fee is $350 for new and returning families.

We have established a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (attached) which we feel encompasses the best practices for businesses like ours. This plan is subject to change as more information and guidance becomes available from the Governor’s office.  Here are the highlights that will most affect your membership experience this season:

  • Lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs, benches, BBQ’s and eating tables will be placed strategically throughout the grounds to promote a 6 ft social distancing rule. 

  • The number of members allowed in the pool area at any one time will be limited.  Our Modified Phase 1 capacity will be determined closer to opening once the pool deck has been set up and our Board of Directors has reached a consensus about the number of people we can safely have a the pool while maintaining our social distancing guidelines.

  • Once at Modified Phase 1 capacity new arriving members will be placed on a wait list until there is space available.  Members who are forced to wait are free to do that wherever they wish as long as the lifeguards know how to get in contact with them once there is space available.  If the lifeguards are not able to contact members on the wait list in a reasonable amount of time their space will be given to the next member(s) on the wait list. 

  • Members using the restrooms and showers are asked to maintain social distancing while inside the restroom to the most practical extent possible.

  • No private parties will be allowed at the pool this season.

  • Members are encouraged to wear face coverings while on the pool grounds however this is at their discretion and will not be enforced. 

  • NWC staff will wear face masks while indoors, will fill out a COVID-19 health questionnaire and take their temperature at the beginning of each shift, and will remain 6’ apart from each other and members as often as is practical to operate the pool.

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high-touch areas, such as pool railings, concession shack countertops, community refrigerator handles, BBQ’s, faucets, restroom doors, benches, tables and chairs.  Lifeguards will wipe down these areas with disinfectant once every hour.

  • All members are required to stop at the main entrance and check in with a lifeguard or manager.

  • All members will be required to answer “Yes” or “No” to a basic health questionnaire regarding COVID-19 related symptoms or contact with others.  Members must fill out and sign this questionnaire once for every new day that they come to the pool and will not be allowed entry without completing it.

  • Membership dues have been reduced given the shortening of the swim season.  Please know that if for some reason we are unable to open this season your dues WILL BE REFUNDED. 


COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Norwood Swim Club

Norwood Swim Club is committed to the safety and health of our employees and members. To ensure this we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers, management and members. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and workplaces.

Management and workers are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Norwood Swim Club lifeguards and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this policy.

Our employees are our most important assets. We are serious about safety and health and keeping our workers working at Norwood Swim Club.  Worker involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and addresses:

• hygiene and respiratory etiquette;

• engineering and administrative controls for social distancing;

• cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination and ventilation;

• prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;

• communications and training that will be provided to managers and workers; and 

• management and supervision necessary to ensure effective implementation of the plan.

Screening and Policies for Employees Exhibiting Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. All workers will wear a protective face mask while indoors at all times.  At the beginning of each shift each worker will have their temperature taken by another worker and asked a series of questions to determine if they might be exhibiting the signs and symptoms of someone currently infected with COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus directly.  Each worker will complete and sign the questionnaire for management to keep on file.  If any worker has a temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or answers yes to any of the health questionnaire questions they will be sent home immediately and the Pool Manager will be notified. While working indoors workers will be asked to maintain 6 feet of separation at all times.

Norwood Swim Club has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time. If a worker has been exposed to COVID-19 or is known to have contracted the virus the Pool Manager will immediately inform first the Board President and will then send an email to all staff informing them of the update.  The Pool Manager will then inquire with all staff to determine if anyone else may have come in contact with that worker.  All workers who have been exposed or are known to have contracted the virus will not be allowed to return to work for a minimum of 14 days and until all symptoms of the virus are gone.

Handwashing

Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our workplaces at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtimes and after using the toilet. All customers and visitors to the workplace will be required to wash or sanitize their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers (that use sanitizers of greater than 60% alcohol) are at entrances and locations in the workplace so they can be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled.

Respiratory etiquette:  Cover Your Cough or Sneeze

Workers, members and visitors are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching their face, in particular their mouth, nose and eyes, with their hands. They should dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward. Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available to all workers, members and visitors.

Social Distancing

Social distancing of six feet will be implemented and maintained between workers, members and visitors in the workplace through the following engineering and administrative controls: 

·         Lounge chairs, adirondack chairs, benches, bbq’s and eating tables will be placed strategically throughout the grounds to promote a 6 ft social distancing rule.  Family groups are welcome to sit closer to one another but must maintain social distancing rules with those outside of their family unit.

·         The number of members allowed in the pool area at any one time will be limited until Phase 4. Once at capacity new arriving members will be placed on a wait list until there is space available.  Members who are forced to wait are free to do that wherever they wish as long as the workers know how to get in contact with them once there is space available.  If lifeguards are not able to contact members on the wait list in a reasonable amount of time their space will be given to the next member(s) on the wait list.

·         Members using the restrooms and showers are asked to maintain social distancing while inside the restroom to the most practical extent possible.

·         No private parties will be allowed at the pool this season.

·         Members are encouraged to wear face coverings while on the pool grounds however this is at their discretion and will not be enforced. 

Enhanced Housekeeping Practices

Regular housekeeping practices are being implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, and areas in the work environment including

Restrooms. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high-touch areas, such as pool railings, concession shack countertops, community refrigerator handles, bbq’s, faucets, restroom doors, benches, tables and chairs.  Workers will wipe down these areas with disinfectant once every hour.  If a worker or member is confirmed to have contracted the virus the entire facility will undergo a deep cleaning of all surfaces.

Appropriate and effective cleaning and disinfectant supplies have been purchased and are available for use in accordance with product labels, safety data sheets and manufacturer specifications and are being used with required personal protective equipment for the product.

Communications and Training

This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated via email to all workers and necessary training will be provided. Additional communication and training will be ongoing and provided to all workers who did not receive the initial training. Instructions will be communicated to customers and visitors about: required hygiene practices; and recommendations that customers and visitors use face masks while interacting socially within the pool grounds. Members and visitors will also be advised not to enter the workplace if they are experiencing symptoms or have contracted COVID-19.

·        All members are required to stop at the main entrance and check in with a lifeguard or manager.

·         All members will be required to answer “Yes” or “No” to a basic health questionnaire regarding Covid-19 related symptoms or contact with others.  Members must fill out and sign this questionnaire once for every new day that they come to the pool and will not be allowed entry without completing it.  This is an important step to make sure members who are at risk to others do not enter the pool grounds and expose others as well as provide some history for contact tracing in the future if it is determined that a member has contracted the virus.

Management and workers are to work through this new program together and update the training as necessary. This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been certified by Norwood Swim Club management and will be posted throughout the workplace.  It will be updated as necessary.

Joe Albert
President, Norwood Swim Club